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Stack N Stabb - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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85
very good

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.85%
Wants: 8
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-15-2012

This spicy and bracing Belgian style pale ale is dedicated to those warriors that truly stack and stab in the heat of battle.

38 IBU
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Ratings: 200 | Reviews: 30
Photo of Thebeerbaron88
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

While the assertive Three Floyds brewers are happy to venture into seldom-seen styles of English, Belgian and German roots but rest assured that they will do them the "by-God" American way! ...and that means with hops.

Bright golden in its vivid sheen, heavy streams of effervescence bring out bold and perfumy aromatics that lace with white pepper, citrus, light clove, tropical fruit, estery banana, melon and papaya. Its honey-dipped taste is sweet and rounds out the tangy taste of fruit to near perfection.

Fruity and spice battle out in exquisite balance on the middle palate. With the firm backbone of honey, faint caramel and angel food cake, each give the fruit flavors an excited display. Tropical, citrus and orchard fruit have a bright and vibrant character that's met only with the earth and spice that's brought to life by expressive carbonation. And the hop bitterness gains prominence as the taste concludes to give the beer a Belgian IPA character.

As the fruit and sweetness lifts, carried away by bold effervescence, the body lightens and the hops project. Freshly torn pine needles, fragrant spruce, and softly muddled citrus peels release bitter oils and frame the character of hops in a deep and lasting afterglow

Photo of Purified
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of krome
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Belgian estery spice and dank hops in aroma. Flavor is resiny, with muted esters. Fairly odd mix of esters and hops.

Photo of gutbuster
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of themaj
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unimatrix1
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlee1390
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Too much of an odd spice flavor in the finish that throws everything off.

Photo of DraftDaddy
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.
A - Pours a clear light orange with a small white head.
S - Banana, clove and Belgian yeast, very inviting.
T - Very earthy with notes of pepper, banana and clove.
M - Dry with significant carbonation.
O - I seem to like this more than most of the reviewers. I really like the complex flavors, which I had not expected. I often avoid Pale Ale's because most aren't complex. This one is quite tasty and I look forward to the next bottle.

Photo of chrismattlin
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniel608
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KevChiTown
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A solid, balanced, damn drinkable Belgian Pale. I'm kinda surprised it's from 3Fs. They usually do their distinct thing with every style and yet this one carries none of that. Pretty much all I get is bubble gummy smoothness.

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cosmic_Chieftain
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Stack N Stabb from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.